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Deceptively misdescriptive

A mark that deceptively mis-describes a feature of a ware or service in such a way as to potentially mislead the consumer is not registerable as a trade-mark

Declaration

Formal statement that you are the proprietor of the design and that, to your knowledge, no one else was using the design when you created it.

Dependent Claim

Refers to a patent Claim that refers back to and thus further limits a preceding dependent or independent claim. Therefore, a dependent claim includes every limitation of the claim to which it refers back and is said to depend on such claim. 

Derivative Work

Refers to a work based upon one or more pre-existing works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which a work may be recast, transformed, or adapted. Derivative works consist of...

Description

A description is a basic requirement of an application for an industrial design. It identifies the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament that distinguish the design, and indicates whether the design resides in the entire article or a portion. 

Design patent

The term used in the United States to describe a patent granted on the ornamental design of a functional item. Its protection is similar to that of industrial design protection in Canada. Apple Inc. owns various patents regarding the design of the iPhone smart phone line and its related products. In India, a design can be...

Design registration

Design registration protects the way manufactured products look. Design refers to the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation. 

Design registration

Design registration protects the way manufactured products look. Design refers to the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation. 

Digital Transmission

Refers to a transmission in whole or in part in a digital or other non-analog format. 

Dilution

Refers to the lessening of the capacity of a famous mark to identify and distinguish goods or services, regardless of the presence or absence of (1) competition between the owner of the famous mark and other parties Or, (2) likelihood of confusion, mistake, or deception. 

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